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Cantele
Negroamaro Rosato Salento IGT
Puglia

Today, the Cantele family owns 124 acres planted to vine and the family’s current winemaker Gianni Cantele and agronomist Cataldo Ferrari manage an additional 370 acres owned by other growers. Gianni’s brother, Paolo, is the winery’s brand manager and several other family members are involved in the head office and domestic sales - the business truly remains a "family affair."

This rosato is a modern interpretation of the native Negroamaro varietal that is a staple of ­winemaking in Puglia.


Owner: Cantele Family
Website: www.cantele.it
Winemaker: Gianni Cantele
Type: Rosé
Varietals: 100% Negroamaro

Vineyard Location: Guagnano
Orientation: North-South
Elevation: 200 ft
Vines Planted: 1972-1982
Trellising: Spur pruned cordon
Vines/Acre: 2,025
Yield/Acre: 37 ql
Soil: Calcareous, siliceous and clay

Vinification
Maceration on the skins for 12-18 hours, free-run must is fermented in stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 58° F

Tasting Notes
Color: Clear rose
Bouquet: Notes of rose and red geranium mingle with fruit notes of stawberry and cherry
Flavor: Pleasant with vibrant freshness and persistent flavor
Pairings: Suitable for cheese soufflé, soups, vegetable dishes and fish

Alcohol Content: 13%
Serving Temperature: 52°F
Production: 100,000 bottles